There are a number of advantages when you’re considering cellulose insulation. First and foremost, cellulose insulation is environmentally friendly. The Nu-Wool brand consists of 85% post-consumer recycled material. This accounts for 20% more recycled material than fiberglas insulation. Yes, that’s right, it’s basically made from recycled newspapers.
Another feature of cellulose insulation is the excellent sound control. Nu-wool’s installed density is 3 to 3.5 lbs per cubic foot. Compare this to traditional insulation that has a density between 2.5 and 3.5 lbs per cubic foot, and you can see that cellulose is a superior product in terms of noise reduction.
In addition, Nu-wool contains a fungicide that is resistant to mold growth, even when conditions are favorable for mold. Nu-wool is treated with a 100% borate-based formula, which means it is flame-retardant.
We encourage you to look at Nu-wool and cellulose insulation for your project. It can meet the needs of new construction projects as well as renovations.
To learn more about this topic or any other insulation issue, please call Southeast Cellulose at (615) 250-0870, or visit us online at www.nuwool.com.